Both RAM and Hard Drives are indeed hardware.There is more than one type of memory. RAM (random access memory) is short term memory, and is what the computer mostly uses while 'thinking'. A computers speed and reliability can often be helped by adding extra RAM.Expanding RAM is something you can do by simply adding or changing RAM cards with the computer turned off, assuming there is an available slot to add more RAM into.RAM does not affect the total space in your computer though. If you want more space, then you need a larger hard drive.Hard drives are also of course a form of memory.. long term memory or storage if you like. This is the library of memory from which the computer draws its 'knowledge', including Windows itself and all programs and files. Replacing hard drives is very much more complicated. Bear in mind that its much harder to change hardware in a laptop than a desktop, and may void any warranties if you do it yourself.1st option.. If you dont mind losing the entire contents of your computer, you can install a new hard drive and then install Windows on it, starting again. 2nd option.. burn all your files and settings to a dvd or dvd's, then fit a new hard drive and put all the files back.3rd option.. using an eternal hard drive to 'clone' your hard drive, installing a new hard drive, and 'cloning' it back in.4th (recommended) option.. use an external hard drive for storage. You can buy an external hard drive of 500GB or more for only a couple hundred bucks these days. Thats going to make a lot of difference to your current 37GB space, will connect to your computer via a USB or firewire port, and can be simply unplugged when you dont need access to whatever information you are storing there.You can use your new external hard drive just like an extra, rather large, folder on your computer, which of course can be divided into sub folders. If its just extra space you crave, then this is probably the simplest and easiest setup.
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